I admit, I enjoy football and watching the Super Bowl advertisements. While I am a bit surprised at the $3million price tag for a thirty-second spot, I put aside friendly competition between Advertising and Public Relations just to soak it all in.
The first few weeks of any legislative session is a time for elected leaders and their staff to set the pace for the next 60-days.
The collective activity of the first several weeks is usually a tell-tale sign of what the insanity will be like in the final seventy two hours of the session.
With that in mind, the first few weeks have been crazy around one topic, transparency.
One of those spectacles in sport transpired on a Texas basketball court recently in a game between two independent schools. Dallas Academy was playing on the road at Covenant-Dallas. The home team won, Covenant-Dallas “100” and Dallas Academy “0”.
You ever have one of those days that goes into the record books as being “unique”… not good or bad, just “unique”. Such was the case earlier this week when I had a professional come out to my house to do some needed work. He did a fantastic job, the follow-up was what made this memorable.
The amazing footage and stories of US Air crash landing, being dubbed “Miracle on the Hudson” is placing a renewed focus on the standard safety briefings. Usually taking place as the aircraft is pulling back from the gate, it is a struggle for flight attendants to attract and hold attention during the choreographed routines.
What can the “accused” and “named” do to clear their own name – which is a challenge when there are only verbal accusations and innuendos.
This is the time of year when everyone in the news media, it seems, has their story about looking back at the top stories of the year, or the year’s biggest most significant events.